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adjective as in uneven

Strong matches

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Example Sentences

Then, the team decreased the temperature to make the atoms fill up the lowest energy states, suppressing the scattering of light.

You have to modify your entire body to minimize any scattering or reflection of light.

In the sum of all possible interactions that could happen during a particle scattering event, the mathematical term representing each interaction splits into two parts, much as the number 6 splits into 2 × 3.

She said she is making plans for friends to participate in the scattering of her daughter’s ashes.

He led me inside, into a hall with a scattering of young people, all of whom cheered as soon as they saw him.

Scattering the truly disadvantaged was much easier when so many were flood-displaced.

Scattering wooden villages, each a line of hovels, appeared at long intervals.

Scattering in various directions we ragged about until tea-time.

Scattering down side streets, alley-ways, behind lumber-piles, everywhere—anywhere.

Scattering with wild cries of fear, they could be seen running for their lives toward the wood.

Scattering shots are heard all along and around our line—the trumpets of the cavalry ring out "To arms!"


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scattering, such as: few, irregular, scattered, not many, and some.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.